Biographies and Obituaries
In loving memory
Janet Wilma Porter Robinson
Wednesday, 4 MAY 1966, p1
Wife of Election Board Worker Killed In Crash While Delivering Ballots
The wife of a Reev Township election board inspector died at 11:55 p.m., Tuesday in the Jasper Memorial Hospital after being injured in a head-on crash two miles east of Alfordsville at 10:10 p.m. as she and her husband were enroute to Washington to deliver the ballots from Reeve Township precinct one.
Fatally injured was Mrs. Wilma Robinson, 53, who incurred head and chest injuries.
Her husband, William J. Robinson, 56, Box 705, Alfordsville was admitted to the Jasper Memorial Hospital for treatment of head lacerations and broken ribs.
Robinson was driving one car, and the other was driven by John Harder, 19, Route 1, Loogootee. Harder was admitted to the Jasper Hospital for treatment of chest injuries and cuts and bruises.
Two passengers in Harder's car, Roy William, Jr., 17, Alfordsville and John Freyberger, 19, Route 1, Loogootee, were also injured in the accident. William is in the Jasper Hospital for treatment of lacerations of the forehead and Freyberger was treated for lacerations of the right arm and released.
State police said that the car drived by Harder was enroute west, went over the crest of a hill on the wrong side and struck the eastbound Robinson car head-on.
A precinct committeeman and Civil Defense volunteer, Chester H. Kelley, came upon the scene of the accident and found the suitcase holding the ballots still intact, including the seals. Kelley contiunued to Washington and delivered the ballots to the Daviess Courthouse.
Mrs. Wilma Robinson was born September 1, 1912 in Alfordsville, the daughter of the late Joseph W. Porter and Mrs. Julia Ann (Jackson/Jackman) Porter Kelso was was married to William J. Robinson, who survives. Mrs. Robinson was a member of the Alfordsville Methodist Church.
Besides her husband and mother, she leaves a step-sister, Mrs. Arthur Brown; Alfordsville; one step-niece and three step-nephews.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Alfordsville Methodist Church with Rev. Orin Stephens in charge and burial in Old Union Cemetery. Friends may call at the Miller Funeral Home in Loogootee after noon Thursday. The casket will be taken to the church at noon Friday.
Contributed by: Sandra Hedrick Allen